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    Weinsteins Pick Awards-Friendly December Date for Kidman-Starrer 'Grace of Monaco,' UPDATED

    UPDATE: The Weinstein Company finally confirmed their acquisition of US distribution rights to Olivier Dahan's "Grace of Monaco," starring Nicole Kidman in the title role. The film is set for an Oscar-friendly December 27 release.

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    'Skyfall' Wins Top Honors at the Empire Film Awards; 'Hobbit,' 'Dredd 3D' and 'Sightseers' Also Win

    At this year's Jameson Empire Film Awards, hosted by Empire Magazine, Britain's top selling film publication, Sam Mendes' first Bond outing "Skyfall" took home the top honors. Other winners of the 18th annual included Dame Helen Mirren, Danny Boyle, Jennifer Lawrence, Mendes himself, Daniel Radcliff...

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    'Skyfall,' 'The Hobbit' & 'Sightseers' All Big Winners At 2013 Empire Awards

    Thought the awards season was long done? Not quite. Last night saw the 18th annual Jameson Empire Awards, presented annually by the UK film magazine, the biggest in the world, and one of the largest such ceremonies to have their winners voted for by the public. This year, there's been a big push for...

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    Guadalajara's Maguey Award

    Maguey, pronounced Ma Gay -- the plant from which Tequila is distilled here in the State of Jalisco and the City of Guadalajara -- is the perfect name for the Gay Prize of the Festival International de Cine de Guadalajara (FICG).

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    Weinstein Company Dates 'Salinger' Documentary for September UPDATE

    The notoriously reclusive “Catcher in the Rye” author J.D. Salinger will finally get his cinematic dues, posthumously, in writer/director Shane Solerno’s upcoming documentary “Salinger.” UPDATE: The Weinstein Company officially announced today their acquisition of the eagerly awaited film’s world...

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    Weinstein Lines Up Oscar Slate, First Reactions to 'August: Osage County,' Starring Streep

    First reactions are coming in for the Weinsteins' "August: Osage County," an adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play with director John Wells at the helm. TWC production exec Ben Famiglietti told Harvey Weinstein that the 190-page play was "the best writing ever out of Chicago," Weins...

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    2013 African Movie Academy Awards Nominations Announced

    Hot off the presses! You'll recognize several of these films, as we've covered them in previous posts; like Kwaku Ananse, Fuelling Poverty, Stones In The Sun, Woolwich Boys, Last Flight To Abuja, Virgin Magarida, Nairobi Half Life, and more.

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    Sony Stakes Awards Season on Real Stories, Books David O. Russell's Abscam Movie Starring Cooper and Lawrence for December

    Next year's Oscar titles are lining up like planes at La Guardia. At Sony alone are a batch of movies inspired by true stories: Paul Greengrass’ Somali pirates adventure "Captain Phillips," starring Tom Hanks (October 11); producer-director-star George Clooney’s fact-based World War II art retrieval...

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    Jews in the News: Sherry Lansing to Receive Lifetime Award at Israel Film Festival

    Sherry Lansing will be honored with the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award at the opening-night gala of the 27th annual Israel Film Festival, organizers announced Thursday.

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    Mariette Monpierre's 'Elza' Wins Top Award At FESPACO

    Filmmaker Mariette Monpierre's touching feature film Elza was awarded the Paul Robeson Award for Best Film of the Diaspora at FESPACO 2013.

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